11-year-old Daughter Crashes while Driving Drunk Dad Home

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HONESDALE, Pa. -- A father in Wayne County was found guilty on Tuesday of having his 11-year-old daughter drive his car for him while he was under the influence of alcohol.

Sean Hannon, 49, of Dunmore, is accused of having his daughter drive 11 miles from a home in Covington Township in Lackawanna County to Salem Township in Wayne County.

It happened back in November.

An 8-year-old boy was also in the vehicle.

Investigators said Hannon directed his daughter’s driving which eventually resulted in her running into a pine tree. The defendant’s BAC was .228%. Hannon tried to get the vehicle out from the pine tree branches but was prevented from doing so by a good Samaritan who grabbed the vehicle keys from the ignition.

During the wild ride from Lackawanna County to Wayne County, police said the daughter drove erratically, swerved, ran a stop sign, and ran a vehicle coming from the opposite direction into a ditch.

Hannon was convicted of endangering the welfare of children and DUI.

The judge revoked Hannon's bail and he is scheduled to be sentenced in October.


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